It made history at the Oscars on Sunday when it became the first non-English-language film to win the Best Picture award and now plans are underway to turn South Korean movie Parasite into a TV series.

Film website Collider reports that three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo is in the running for a lead role in a HBO version of Bong Joon-ho's drama about a poor family who infiltrate the lives and home of their wealthy employers.

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Collider also reports that Bong Joon-ho is working with fellow Oscar winner Adam McKay on the Parasite series and that it is expected to be five or six episodes long.

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"The HBO limited series inspired by Parasite is in the early stages of development, and to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly premature." HBO said in a statement.

Speaking about the possibility of a series, Joon-ho said "I had all these key ideas accumulated from when I started writing the script.

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"I just couldn’t include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they’re all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film."

Ruffalo, who has been Oscar nominated three times - The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and Spotlight - can next be seen in eco drama Dark Waters, which is in cinemas on February 28.

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